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Old 02-10-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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Wheel & Tire upgrade

My 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L came with Stock wheels and Pirelli Zero Nero P235/50 ZR 18" 97W all weather tires. Like to upgrade to 19" chrome wheels and all weather tires with the best traction possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Should I consider staggered tires for better traction (too much power with 5.0L) ?? Any disadvantage to staggered tires ?? Any other suggestions for better traction and less wheel hop ??
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:44 AM   #2
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You can go with hankook ventus evo 275 40 19 for the rear and 245 45 19 in the front. Keep in mind 19 inch tires are not cheap and the selection of brands and sizes are slim.
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are night and day difference in traction and wear when compared to the PZeros. You pay more for the tire, but you get what you pay for. These tires have been awesome, wet or dry. 19" are more expensive, but IMHO they fill the wheel wells perfectly in these cars.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:33 AM   #4
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Michelin pilot sport AS/3 for all-season. 👍👌


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Old 02-11-2015, 08:03 AM   #5
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What are those wheels?


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^^ They are PŪЯ RS05 in matte black. They are forged aluminum directional wheels so the passenger side has the same look in orientation to the car as the driver side.
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Nice. What size tires?


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285/40/19 rear 275/40/19 front. Went with a little more sidewall to smooth out the ride since the car has a pretty firm coil over suspension. 35's look great, but are a lot rougher. Another big plus is, a 40 sidewall will give you a LOT more protection from curb rash if you end up investing in some nice wheels
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40 is stock height on the Brembo wheels anyway. Looks good. Really good. Wheels 9.5/10" wide?


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one disadvantage of staggered can be less tire life since you won't be able to rotate.
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one disadvantage of staggered can be less tire life since you won't be able to rotate.

Less tire life? How do you figure that? If the rears only last, say, 10000 miles and the fronts, say, 14000, cumulatively you get 24000 miles. Rotate them and you'll still get the same amount!

The ADVANTAGE is that you can replace your tires in pairs, making it much easier on the wallet.


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These wheels are 9.5/10.5. Could go quite a bit wider on the rear but when you go wider, your aspect ratio is not available in 40.
As far as rotation, this car gets some time autocrossing and road track a few times a year and the fronts are showing little wear at all. The rear tires show more wear due to the power this car puts down and how much more abuse the rear takes. Plan will be to change the rears out one time as the fronts should last until it is time for the second set of rear tires. Right now, these tires have been on since before last summer and even the rears are not even close to needing to be changed. This car burned the PZero rears off in no time at all and that was even before going FI. I did quite a bit of looking before buying tires as to what would be best for what this car is used for and it came down between the PSS and the Continental ExtremeContact DW uhp tires. Been really happy with the choice. No complaints other than price on the PSS tires
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Plan will be to change the rears out one time as the fronts should last until it is time for the second set of rear tires.

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What he said.

Tire rotation isn't common in Europe because of this.


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Thank you for all your input.. I will consider the Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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Thank you for all your input.. I will consider the Michelin Pilot Super Sports
How bad does it get in winter where you live? Although MPSS are an excellent choice, you can't go wrong with Mickey Thompson street comps (255-50-19, 285-35-19). Cheaper than MPSS, but pretty much on par in terms of performance.. As I have read in countless number of threads in past few months (this forum and svtp).

Just throwing out an option out there.
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Less tire life? How do you figure that? If the rears only last, say, 10000 miles and the fronts, say, 14000, cumulatively you get 24000 miles. Rotate them and you'll still get the same amount!

The ADVANTAGE is that you can replace your tires in pairs, making it much easier on the wallet.


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You are correct on tire life lasting xxx miles, but in the real world people will compensate by rotating front to back. Depending on how the OP drives he can spread the wear out. You still can replace in pairs if ya want.

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Well if you rotate then all tires wear at the same time, meaning you are forced to replace as a complete set.


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Those wheels are Bad ***. I've been searching and will definitely acquire a unique set of wheels my self, to set it apart,
These wheels are sharp looking on that car. NICE
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-The green car of mine has 315/35-17 SUMO's. Only on the rears, obviously. I've put 145K miles on them myself the past 4 years. They still have tread. Had no tread when the tire had tread. Those intersection large white painted lines are made of greased ice. If I creep up to the edge of one of those nasty thick striped intersections and spun my wheels, I would get completely stuck in space on level ground.
-Great, long lasting 315 size tire!
**TRUTH B TOLD~ A set of Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tire 315/35-17.


Ill have them soon . The SUMU's always kept me safe so I'm excited to get a better quality tire by all standards,road noise was bad, superior weather climate control.
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